Pa. Department of Transportation
Penndot workers are on 12-hour shifts for this storm — first to pretreat the road surfaces with brine, and then to salt and plow.
This Sunday, turnpike tolls will go up five percent across the board.
State prosecutors say taxpayers werer defrauded of more than $5 million.
The grants, which come from federal funds, will help 32 communities in and around Philadelphia, from Chester to Mercer counties, as part of its “TCDI” program (Transportation and Community Development Initiative).
State officials unveiled the new look for the service trucks today.
The West Valley Green Road Bridge, which links Whitemarsh and Springfield townships, was shut down in March after Penndot inspectors found structural problems.
Authorities arrested Thanh Nguyen, a Penndot contractor since 2009, and Robert Slamon, a state inspector whom prosecutors say was bribed by Nguyen to look the other way.
Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say the entire toll road system, including the sections that roll through urban areas, may get a speed limit boost to 70 mph next year.
You can buy a bridge for as little as $1. Currently there are eleven for sale.
Some residents whose homes back up to the 8½-mile parkway say the grounds behind their houses aren’t being taken care of.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it is looking into why thousands of drivers were caught up in two major areas of flooding along the Schuylkill Expressway on Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Penndot officials say In some cases motorists may not see actual construction, but contracts will be bid this year because of the funding influx.
The price of a Penndot identification card more than doubled on April 1st, to $27.50.
Delaware County Council has decided to forego nearly all of the million dollars it receives from a state road maintenance fund and give it directly to the county’s 49 municipalities for pothole repairs.
County commissioner Leslie Richards says nearly 6,000 vehicles use the bridge each day. She says detour signs have been posted.